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Short-Term FIFA 11+ Improves Agility and Jump Performance in Young Soccer Players

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Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad 21000, Serbia
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Faculty of Sport, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
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Department of Nephrology, University Medical Centre, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(6), 2017; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17062017
Received: 19 February 2020 / Revised: 10 March 2020 / Accepted: 16 March 2020 / Published: 18 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Active Spaces and Public Health)
Studies dealing with the effectiveness of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) 11+ prevention program to improve performance outcomes in children aged < 14 years are limited. This study aimed to point out the effects of the application of short-term FIFA 11+ warm-up program on physical performance in young football players. Participants were 36 youth male football players, divided into a FIFA 11+ (n = 19; mean (SD) age: 11.15 (0.79) y) and a control group (CG: n = 17; age: 10.87 (0.8) y) and trained for 4 weeks. Before and after the training period, standing long jump performance, agility, repeated sprint ability, sit and reach, and “30–15” intermittent fitness tests were assessed. A mixed ANOVA showed significant differences between the groups in the standing long jump test (FIFA 11+: 5.6% vs. CG: −1.9%) in favor of FIFA 11+ over CG. Additionally, the FIFA 11+ performance of the Illinois agility test was significantly better compared to the CG performance (FIFA 11+: −1.9% vs. CG: 0.03%). The main findings of this study suggest that just 4 weeks of implementation of the FIFA 11+ improves physical performance compared with traditional warm-up routines in young soccer players. View Full-Text
Keywords: FIFA 11+; injury prevention; soccer; explosive power FIFA 11+; injury prevention; soccer; explosive power
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Trajković, N.; Gušić, M.; Molnar, S.; Mačak, D.; Madić, D.M.; Bogataj, Š. Short-Term FIFA 11+ Improves Agility and Jump Performance in Young Soccer Players. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 2017. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17062017

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Trajković N, Gušić M, Molnar S, Mačak D, Madić DM, Bogataj Š. Short-Term FIFA 11+ Improves Agility and Jump Performance in Young Soccer Players. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(6):2017. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17062017

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Trajković, Nebojša; Gušić, Marko; Molnar, Slavko; Mačak, Draženka; Madić, Dejan M.; Bogataj, Špela. 2020. "Short-Term FIFA 11+ Improves Agility and Jump Performance in Young Soccer Players" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 17, no. 6: 2017. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17062017

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